Polarization of singlet and triplet excited states in a platinum-containing conjugated polymer

J. S. Wilson, R. J. Wilson, R. H. Friend, A. Köhler, M. K. Al-Suti, M. R.A. Al-Mandhary, M. S. Khan

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We investigate the polarization of optical transitions associated with the singlet (formula presented) and triplet (formula presented) and (formula presented) excited states in a uniaxially aligned platinum-containing conjugated polymer which contains a (formula presented)-ethyl)-hexyloxy (MEH)-substituted phenyl ring. For the singlet (formula presented) state, which is extended along the polymer chain, we find the corresponding absorption and emission to be polarized parallel to the chain as seen for other conjugated polymers. However, for the triplet excited states, we find that the emission from the highly localized (formula presented) state has components both parallel and perpendicular to the polymer chain, while the absorption from (formula presented) into the delocalized (formula presented) state is polarized entirely parallel to the chain. We discuss this connection between the spatial extent of the excited state and the polarization of the associated optical transitions and consider how the spin-orbit coupling mechanism can influence the polarization of emission from the (formula presented) state.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume67
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2003

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Conjugated polymers
Platinum
Excited states
platinum
Optical transitions
Polarization
Polymers
polymers
polarization
excitation
Orbits
optical transition
orbits
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  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Polarization of singlet and triplet excited states in a platinum-containing conjugated polymer. / Wilson, J. S.; Wilson, R. J.; Friend, R. H.; Köhler, A.; Al-Suti, M. K.; Al-Mandhary, M. R.A.; Khan, M. S.

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